The AR300 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1996. It is a reissue of the original AR300 from the late 1970s. The reissue was part of the "80's Custom Legend" series which was offered in Japan in the mid-1990s. This version was made in Japan by Terada.
The AR300 features a double cutaway mahogany body with maple top and back attached to a hard maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and pearl and abalone block position markers. Components include a Gibraltar Tune-o-matic style fixed bridge with a recessed sustain block; a Quik Change tailpiece with "cloud" ornament; a pair of Ibanez Super 80 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls and tri-sound switches which offer parallel, series and coil-split tone options; a Half & Half bone and brass nut; Sure Grip II knobs; and Gotoh tuning machines with white pearloid buttons.
The RAR300BM is a similar spot model with a burl mahogany top. Starting in 1997, another version which was produced by Cort in South Korea was introduced. The Korean version was sold outside of Japan, while this Japanese-made version continued to be offered in the Japanese domestic market.